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The collaborative project “Relocating Empires in the Asia-Pacific” (REAP) brings studies on the Japanese empire into long overdue conversations with ongoing debates in colonial and postcolonial studies. By associatively thinking together and collaboratively inquiring into a cluster of comparable and interlocking topics such as modernities, visual cultures, religion, tourism, the Cold War, race relations, and so forth, members hope to address significant gaps and the unevenness extant within the current terrain of empire studies. By bringing together conversations that have been sequestered into separate camps, we plan to open a new chapter in studies of colonialism, empires, and postcoloniality. The group aims to build a network of scholars in the Triangle and beyond.